George Clooney is making his TV comeback.
The actor will star in and direct a six-episode, limited-series adaptation of Joseph Heller‘s iconic novel Catch-22 for Hulu, based on The Hollywood Reporter. The collection landed on the streaming service following a bidding struggle that ensued when Paramount TV and Nameless Content material’s growth of the undertaking was introduced late final yr. This marks Clooney’s first collection common position in a long time, since he departed ER practically 20 years in the past.
Within the collection, which is close-ended and won’t have a second season, Clooney will star as Col. Catcart, the position performed by Martin Balsam in director Mike Nichols‘ 1970 function movie adaptation of Heller’s novel.
Set in Italy throughout World Struggle II, Catch-22 tells the story of Yossarian, a U.S. Air Drive bombardier making an attempt to satisfy his service necessities so he can go dwelling. The novel explored the paradox of necessities the place airmen who felt mentally unfit to fly weren’t obligated to take action, however anybody who utilized to cease flying was sane sufficient to fly.
Clooney and his Smokehouse Footage producing accomplice Grant Heslov will direct and govt produce. The episodes have been written by Luke Davies and David Michod, who will even govt produce.
Per THR, Paramount and Clooney’s plan is to make Catch-22 a world story, capturing on location in an try to be as correct to the supply materials as attainable.
Reps for Hulu had no touch upon the deal.
Whereas Clooney has largely been saved busy with motion pictures since his departure as Dr. Doug Ross on the beloved NBC medical drama, his earlier TV credit additionally embody Roseanne, The Information of Life, Sisters and Memphis Beat.
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